Aged to Perfection – Charcoal Drawing of an African Elephant

Dion says: “This elephant was a fantastic challenge especially working in every wrinkle on his trunk. The medium I prefer using is an extemely sharp charcoal pencil, which gets the effect of the surealism desired. I do not smudge, the whole picture is made up of seperate strokes, line by line. I love to create light among the shadows.”

Charcoal drawing of an African Elephant

Charcoal drawing of an African Elephant

Advertisements

One Response to Aged to Perfection – Charcoal Drawing of an African Elephant

  1. Nora Lumiere says:

    Flabbergasting charcoal pencil work! I love working with charcoal but never considered using it like this. You must have to use a lot of fixative. Can’t help wondering why you don’t just use a pencil or ink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: